Sponsor with Compassion

Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program gives children the skills and
opportunities to overcome poverty.
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Jonathan

  • Country: Guatemala
  • D.O.B: December 10, 2006
  • Age: 12

  • Gender: Boy
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Yuliana

  • Country: Guatemala
  • D.O.B: October 29, 2015
  • Age: 3

  • Gender: Girl
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Magaly

  • Country: Bolivia
  • D.O.B: February 2, 2017
  • Age: 2

  • Gender: Girl
267
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Shainy

  • Country: Colombia
  • D.O.B: August 26, 2012
  • Age: 7

  • Gender: Girl
Portrait of Jonathan Alexis Maas Pop
Meet Jonathan Alexis Maas Pop
Jonathan is 12 years old and lives in Guatemala.
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Country: Guatemala
Birthday: December 10, 2006 (12 years old)
Gender: Boy

Jonathan lives with his mother and father. Jonathan's mother is sometimes employed. Her occupation is: Domestic Service / Housekeeper. Jonathan's father is sometimes employed. His occupation is: Day Labor / Different Jobs. Jonathan has siblings living in the household. Jonathan helps with the following duties at home: Cleaning, Making Beds.Jonathan's favourite activities and interests include: Art or Drawing, Ball Games, Music, Musical Instrument.Activities that Jonathan enjoys through the church are: Only Attends Project. At the compassion centre Jonathan's favourite activities are: Playing Games. Jonathan attends school. He is in the equivalent of grade 4.Jonathan's favourite subject is art. His performance in school is average.Jonathan's family lives in the area of Coban, Alta Verapaz in Guatemala.

Jonathan's Country Details

Mountains and rugged highlands dominate Guatemala's landscape. The Pacific plain is a narrow belt between mountains and ocean. In the southern highlands, the most populous region, is Guatemala City, and to the north is jungle.

More than half of Guatemalans descend from Mayan Indians and reflect the culture of their ancestors. The great Mayan empire flourished throughout much of Guatemala for more than a thousand years before the Spanish conquest in 1524. In 1821, the country gained independence from Spain. Since then, Guatemala's politics have been marked by rivalries and insurgencies. After a series of coups, short-lived rulers, and ever-increasing protest and repression, civil war erupted in the 1960s. Several attempts have been made to end the decades-old dispute, the most recent of which was the 1996 signing of peace accords.

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Compassion’s ministry is focused on what we call holistic child development. This means developing children in all the different aspects of their lives—their minds, bodies and relationships—while giving them the opportunity to hear about and experience the love of Jesus from caring local church staff and volunteers.

How does sponsorship help kids?

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Formal and non-formal educational opportunitiesCompassion assists children with their primary school education and gives opportunities to attend secondary school, as well as providing vocational training opportunities and extra-curricular activities such as sports, field trips, music and computer training.
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Health care, hygiene training and supplementary foodKids get a healthy snack or meal when they attend program activities, receive regular health check-ups, and learn how to take care of their bodies and form healthy relationships.
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The love and support of a local church and the opportunity to hear about Jesus Because Compassion partners with local churches, children are connected to a local Christian community where they have the opportunity to hear the gospel from caring church staff and volunteers.
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Personal attention, guidance and loveChildren are cared for and invested in by members of their own communities, who encourage them to discover their unique gifts, passions and abilities. Their sponsors also play an important role in this through their prayers and letters.

Why do you work with local churches?

Compassion works exclusively with local churches because they can best understand and respond to the challenges in their communities. They are known and trusted by their neighbours and are able to reach those in the greatest need. We equip our local church partners with the resources, training and expertise to help children escape poverty. Each church is empowered to implement the program in a way that meets the specific needs of the children they serve.

Do kids need to be Christian to be in Compassion’s program?

Absolutely not! We encourage children and families of all faiths and backgrounds to register in our programs and would never require or coerce anyone to convert to Christianity./p> Learn More


At Compassion, we take financial stewardship seriously.

As certified members of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, Compassion Canada is committed to handling the finances entrusted to us with the utmost integrity. This year, 84.7 per cent of funds were used for program activities benefiting the children we serve, and 15.3 per cent for support services.

Today, children around the world are discovering that poverty doesn’t have to be their future. Help one more do the same by sponsoring with Compassion!